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Conference on Recent Shifts in Vegetation Boundaries of Deciduous Forests, Especially Due to General Global Warming : Monte Verita: Proceedings of the Centro Stefano Franscini, Ascona - Frank Klotzli

Conference on Recent Shifts in Vegetation Boundaries of Deciduous Forests, Especially Due to General Global Warming

Monte Verita: Proceedings of the Centro Stefano Franscini, Ascona

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9783764360863
Number Of Pages: 342

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Recent climatic shifts, based on mild winters and more hot summers have released vegetation shifts all over the world. This book presents numerous case studies from Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Caucasus, Italy, Ireland, China, Japan, United States, Brazil and Chile. The authors analyze the resulting changes in compositions and structures of the forest vegetations, especially the process of Laurophyllisation.

Preface
Acknowledgements
"Insight" in the topic of the conference
List of participants
Shaping the Mountain of Truth: an introduction to the Monte Veritap. 1
Recent vegetation shifts in Switzerlandp. 15
Climatic influence on vegetation changes: a verification on regional scale of the Laurophyllisationp. 31
Causes of shifts in vegetation in the past and presentp. 53
Vegetation shift and laurophyllisation: the possible role of firesp. 69
Potential impacts of climate change on species richness in mountain forests - an ecological risk assessmentp. 85
Vegetation shifts in Central Europep. 91
An experimental study on the impact of winter temperature on the distribution of Euphorbia amygdaloides L. in Central Germanyp. 121
Lianisation and Therophytation as complementary processes of Laurophylisationp. 151
Evergreen broad-leaved vegetation in the Colchis (in German)p. 167
On the Colkhic vegetationp. 181
Arealogical review of Colchic evergreen broad-leaved mesophyllous dendrofloraspeciesp. 199
Vegetation and changing environment on Mt. Etnap. 217
Laurophyllisation in Ireland - the case of Rhododendron ponticump. 237
The historical shift of evergreen broad-leaved forest in East Chinap. 253
Evergreen broad-leaved forests in Japan and Eastern North America: vegetation shift under climatic warmingp. 273
Grassland - forest boundaries in Southern Brazilp. 301
Laurophyllisation of deciduous Nothofagus-forests in Southern Chilep. 317
Workshop I: Laurophyllisation in a global context ("Global Change")p. 333
Workshop II: Research priorities in ecotonal areas from evergreen broad-leaved to deciduous forests in Europep. 338
Workshop III: Importance of laurophyllisation for Swiss forest policyp. 341
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ISBN: 9783764360863
ISBN-10: 3764360860
Series: Monte Verita: Proceedings of the Centro Stefano Franscini, Ascona
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 1st December 1999
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.79